Here you will find a list of common questions and answers about E-books and how they work.
Q. What are eBooks?
A. eBooks(also referred to as digital textbooks, eTexts, and digital books) are essentially digitized versions of a hard copy textbook.This is not a PDF. This book has been optimized for viewing on a computer and other handheld devices (like an iPhone or iPad). The text flows and is resizable, depending on a viewers screen size. It comes with enhancements and functionality that expands well beyond what a hard copy textbook can offer.
Q. What is the Digital Bookshelf?
A. The Digital Bookshelf is an advanced electronic textbook platform and will be the tool used to provide access to the majority of your eBooks. This bookshelf is available in multiple places, allowing you the ability to access and read your textbooks in many convenient ways – online via eCompanion, via the Digital Bookshelf Online (outside of eCompanion), and via desktop software, allowing you to download your books and read from a personal computer.
Q. What are the benefits of eBooks and the Digital Bookshelf?
A. Digital assets enhance the learning experience in many ways:
Supplement what students learn in a classroom setting.
Teach students to become independent, intentional, and lifelong learners.
Challenge students to learn to use technology effectively.
Develop students' confidence when interfacing with a variety of resources that cater to different learning styles and abilities.
There are several benefits to using digital text versus traditional textbooks:
Easy, intuitive access –The books are made available directly from eCompanion. The Ai Digital Bookshelf can be accessed via Web browser — anytime, anywhere. A downloadable version of the Ai Digital Bookshelf is also available.
A rich set of learning features – The Ai Digital Bookshelf takes learning to the next level, providing advanced note‐taking and highlighting features, a sophisticated search engine, customizable settings, various organizational tools, and more.
Reduced out‐of‐pocket expenses – Depending on the course, eBooks are generally less expensive than a printed textbook. If a student is eligible for financial aid, the costs associated with the Ai Digital Book shelf may be covered by their financial aid.
Environmentally friendly – Because it’s paperless, the Ai Digital Bookshelf consumes fewer resources than traditional textbooks, which must be printed, packaged, and shipped. By implementing this greener alternative, we're doing our part for the environment.
No risk – Students do not have to worry about losing a book or having a book stolen. If your computer crashes, you can easily retrieve the books, highlights, and notes associated with your account. Every student in your class will have the required reading material!